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About Mary Heffernan
MARY HEFFERNAN and her husband, Brian, left behind the busy life they'd built in Silicon Valley to become cattle ranchers with their four young daughters—all named Mary. Together they own and operate Five Marys Farms, an 1,800-acre ranch in the mountains of Northern California where they live, work, and raise all-natural beef, pork, and lamb. Mary and Brian sell and ship directly from the farm to families all over the US. They share their meats with local customers and visitors from far and wide at their popular restaurant and bar, Five Marys Burgerhouse. Five Marys was awarded Best Farm in America by Paleo magazine and has been featured in Oprah magazine, Real Simple, Sunset, and other national publications. Mary has a fiercely loyal following on social media and hosts popular summer farm dinners and weekend retreats at the ranch. She and Brian believe in raising meat naturally and that great cooking starts with well-raised ingredients.
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I want to make everything from this cookbook!"
--Tieghan Gerard, Half Baked Harvest
Arranged around 17 themed menus for favorite family events and activities, Five Marys Family Style takes the reader on a journey through the seasons and customs that drive life on the ranch.
Featuring more than 75 rustic, hearty recipes, inside readers will discover the Heffernan family's Thanksgiving and Christmas traditions, menus for a cozy fireside dinner, a summer cookout, a pack-ahead picnic, or an end-of-week taco fiesta. Sprinkled throughout the book are simple, crafty DIY projects that Mary and her four daughters have fun making together, including indigo-dyed tea towels, flower-filled holiday table runners, and hand-rolled beeswax candles.
Along the way, Mary shares stories of life on the ranch as well as the faithful traditions and strong connections she maintains with her extended family. Lush photography captures the expansive beauty of the ranch, the animals, including dogs, cats, and horses, and of course, Mary and her beloved husband and ranching co-partner, Brian.
“This is the definition of simple, fun, and beautiful food. Giddyup and start cookin’!!!”
—Tiffani Thiessen, actress, producer, TV host and author
Explore home and family on the ranch with Mary Heffernan--rancher, entrepreneur, restaurateur, wife and mother. Together with her husband, Brian, they own Five Marys Farms and are raising their four daughters--all named Mary--while pasture-raising cattle, pigs, and heritage lambs. Their work ethic is as strong as their commitment to family, and Mary believes in nourishing meals shared together--in their cozy cabin in winter and around the outdoor camp kitchen in summer. In these 75 satisfying, homespun recipes you’ll find something for every meal and mood, including Mary’s favorite beef, pork, and lamb dishes, as well as the secret to her famous sidecars! Evocative photos capture the breathtaking beauty of the ranch, the carefree joy of the girls with their horses, the majestic Great Pyrenees who roam the land, and so much more. Get ready to fall in love with ranch life, hearty recipes, and the Five Marys.
“Ranch Raised is so much more than a cookbook—and it’s one I know I’ll be coming back to time and again. It’s a beautiful, candid, heartfelt window into the life, kitchen, and home of the wildly successful rancher and businesswoman Mary Heffernan."
—Erin Benzakein, New York Times bestselling author of Floret Farm’s A Year in Flowers
Some of Mary’s favorite recipes include:
Homemade English Muffins
Loaded Carne Asada Nachos
Wood-Fired Porterhouse Steak with Mushroom- Shallot Sauce
Chili-Rubbed Pork Chops with Charred-Corn Salsa
Grilled Lamb Sliders with Tomato Chutney and Havarti
Crispy Brussels Sprout Salad with Citrus-Maple Vinaigrette
Cast-Iron Hasselback Potatoes
Mary’s Lemon-Bourbon Sidecars
Sweet Drop Biscuits with Grilled Peaches and Cream